Ahmet Ögüt

1981 · Turkey

Artist biography

Ahmet Ögüt is a mid-career established artist, who was born and brought up in Turkey, like other celebrated artists such as ihsan Oturmak, Shukran Moral, Kubilay Mert Ural, Borga Kantürk, and mentalKLINIK. Ahmet Ögüt was born in 1981.

Ahmet Ögüt's Gallery representation

Ahmet Ögüt is represented and exhibited by KOW in Berlin, Germany.

Ahmet Ögüt in private collections

On Artland Ahmet Ögüt's works can be found in the collection of Marco Serraglio, who for instance also has works by other artists including Won Sou-Yeol, Liam Fallon, and Marie Kølbæk Iversen.

Further Biographical Context for Ahmet Ögüt

Born in 1981, Ahmet Ögüt was predominantly inspired by the 1990s growing up. A group of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a diverse group of practitioners. Many of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most renowned member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became famous for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was defiant yet commercial. Due to the high amount of media coverage that they received, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of creating art based on human relations and their social context, became a key idea in the 1990s. Works by artists such as Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as important artists who worked to this idea.

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Ahmet Ögüt

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